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    Coping elements changing the Reference Level

    Hi,
    Why is Revit changing the Reference Level when you copy elements?
    There seem to be no logic behind the level it selects for the copied elements.

    For example I might copy a rafter which is on say Ref level “Roof” – when copying the member it might change to Ref Level “Ground” .
    I read somewhere that Revit might try to assign the ref. level that is closest to the member copied – but in this instance it is not.

    Are there anyway to maintain the Ref Level of a copied member?

    Thanks,
    JH
    Last edited by jh75; May 22nd, 2019 at 09:44 AM. Reason: spelling

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    Hi,
    Please specify which copying method you are talking about?

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    Hi Nurlan,

    In this instance I select rafters on my roof plan that I then copy.
    After the rafter has been copied the ref. level has changed from the original.

    JH

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    If you copy a rafter (structural framing) on the plan view using the Copy command, the reference level remains the same. If you use the clipboard, the ref level changes to the current one.
    Last edited by Nurlan; May 22nd, 2019 at 12:14 PM.

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    Hi,
    To better explain my issue - please see attached sample file based on the OOTB templates and families.
    This sample file shows the issue the ref. level changing when copying a member hosted on a ref plane.

    Thanks
    JH
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    Now it is clear. This is another old bug, fortunately not critical. As I understand it, one of the levels somehow becomes the default reference level. If this default level is removed, reference level will change to an empty value.
    After copying, simply change the plane to the desired one.
    It would be nice to send a report to tech support if you have time. Maybe it will be fixed in a few years

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